Deb's Digest
Debbie Atkinson’s family life column, as featured in the Southport Visiter.

Monday, 30 March 2009


Months ago, when I saw that Rowan Atkinson was playing Fagin in Oliver I bought tickets for a Friday night in July. Then feeling rash I bought tickets to see Gareth Gates as Joseph in the Saturday matinee the following day. This weekend I broke the news to my husband that he would really like to see Oliver, but I didn't know how I was going to tag a second theatre visit onto our weekend break and I felt pretty sure that Oliver would be as much culture as my husband could swallow. I could sell the Joseph tickets on eBay, but I discovered they are selling for less than the original price, or I could just forget I'd ever bought them and never even mention my purchase. So how about this - today I received a phone call and an email from Ticketmaster informing me that all performances of Joseph for June and most of July had been cancelled and my money would be refunded. Thank you Gareth Gates.


  1. Wow, that is lucky!!! But I wonder why they have cancelled June & most of July? xxxxxxx

  2. I would love to see Rowan Atkinson as Fagin - lucky you!!
    PS. any relation?